Upstate Community Giving Campaign

The Community Giving Campaign is Upstate Medical Univeristy’s annual charitable solicitation for all State, Research and MedBest employees for the United Way. It is a convenient way to give to all your favorite charities, including the Upstate Foundation, at one time by check, payroll deduction or credit card (e-Pledge only).



Upstate Foundation Funds

The Upstate Foundation manages more than 1,200 funds. These funds support Upstate students, patients and families, and faculty and staff with fund purposes that encompass education, research, technology, staff development and recognition, and  unmet patient needs. 

You can designate a gift to an Upstate Foundation fund(s) through the annual Upstate Community Giving Campaign. This is vehicle to use to support an Upstate purpose or project that is meaningful to you. Hamilton White and Elizabeth Blackwell donors may also designate gifts to an Upstate fund. If choosing an Upstate Foundation fund for the Upstate Community Giving Campaign, be sure to add 613 in front of the fund number. 613 is Upstate Medical University’s designated prefix.

Below are some highlighted funds you can give to that benefit Upstate. For a full searchable list, go to the fund search page. 


2023 Feature Fund

Child & Adolescent Mental Health Fund
Fund #01351 – To heighten awareness, increase clinical capacity and programmatic initiatives, improve access to services, and support research in the area of pediatric mental health.

The mental health of our children has become so concerning that it is now considered a national emergency. Children and families are in crisis in our community, and mental health service providers simply cannot keep up with the need. The demand for access to care is too great.

The Foundation’s fundraising initiative will be supporting various areas including suicide prevention, addiction, eating disorders, ADHD, and patients with dual diagnoses of mental illness and intellectual disabilities. It will also be supporting a new psychiatry nurse practitioner fellowship, and we will be working with Elmcrest Children’s Center to open a new respite program where children and families can turn for help instead of Upstate’s emergency department.

Funds with annual donor recognition

Friend In Deed Annual Fund #16328 – for unmet patient needs. Donor recognition at Upstate University Hospital lobby and Upstate Community Hospital corridor to east lobby – for donor gifts $100 and up.

Upstate Cancer Center Annual Fund #47623. Donor recognition at Upstate Cancer Center, 1st floor walkway – for donor gifts $100 and up.

Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital Annual Fund #10023. Donor recognition at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital, 11th floor East Tower – for donor gifts $250 and up.

Highlighted Funds

If choosing an Upstate Foundation fund for the Upstate Community Giving Campaign, be sure to add 613 in front of the fund number. 613 is Upstate Medical University’s designated prefix. For full searchable list of 1,000+ funds click here. Type in fund name or keyword.

Housecalls for the Homeless Fund #19960 – To provide medical and mental health services to the homeless population living on the streets and in shelters in Central New York.

Paley’s Pantry – Upstate Fights Student Hunger #47679 – To help alleviate food insecurity for students on the Upstate Medical University Campus.

  • Alexa’s Friends Fund #01555 
  • ALS Clinical Research Fund #26850 
  • Alzheimer’s Disease Research Fund #027
  • Autism Treatment Research Fund #03575
  • David G. Bertrand Memorial Fund #04060
  • Bone Marrow Transplant Unit (10H) Fund #05150
  • Cancer Research Fund #06950
  • Center for Global Health Fund #07777 
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Services Fund #07910
  • Childhood Cancer Research Fund #07950
  • CHP Alumni Student Scholarship Endowment #619
  • Clark Burn Center Fund #11005
  • College of Health Professions Diversity Endowment  #61903
  • Companion Pets Fund #11540
  • Richard L. Cross, Jr., PhD, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Endowment #61945
  • Cystic Fibrosis Sunshine Endowment #616
  • DACA Medical Student Scholarship Fund #12970
  • Dept. of Neurology Parkinson's Disease Fund #272
  • DPT Scholarship Fund  #13610
  • Environmental Services Retention Fund #15150
  • Dr. Stanley L. Erney Endowed Scholarship for Family Medicine #62360
  • J.S. Ferris Scholarship Endowment for Pediatric NP #63510
  • Jessica Flegal Memorial Endowment #63550
  • Friends of Dorothy Immune Health Services Assistance Fund #15500
  • Nana Froio Fund #26755
  • Geriatric Emergency Room Fund #18000
  • Geriatric Resource Nurses Support Fund #18050
  • Golisano Center for Special Needs Fund #07850
  • Tim Green ALS Fund #18240
  • Griffin’s Fun Fund #18100
  • Jorge Grimes Nursing Scholarship Endowment  #644
  • Health Professions Alumni Annual Fund #CHP
  • Housecalls for the Homeless Fund #19960
  • Joanne’s Forget Me Not Fund #03075
  • Joey's Wish Donor Advised Fund #DAF-306
  • Joslin Diabetes Center Fund #138
  • Joslin Diabetes Center Pediatric Program Fund #092
  • Melanie Kalman Endowed Nursing Scholarship #66125
  • Dilip S. Kittur, MD, Endowed Lectureship in Oncologic and Hepatobiliary Surgery #66505
  • Lyme and Tick Borne Disease Fund #23709
  • Daryl M. Lohm Cancer Patient Assistance Fund #23708
  • Lukie Frechette SOUL Endowment #638
  • Mikles/Sorbello Simulation Room #26590
  • Dr. William Marx Endowed Lecture in Trauma Surgery #67990
  • Matthew Miller, PhD Memorial Travel Endowment #68160
  • My Special Angel Jasmine Fund #26730
  • Nappi Wellness Institute Fund #47686
  • Neurology, Friends of #15644
  • Dr. Joseph Nimeh Fund for Pediatric Cancer Patients/Families #28200
  • Nursing Alumni Annual Fund #NUR
  • Nursing Alumni Association Founders Endowment #69301 
  • Nursing Professional Developmental Fund #28950
  • Nursing Recognition Fund #290
  • Omicron Alpha Endowed Nursing Scholarship  #69402
  • Opioid Crisis Fund #30850
  • Dr. Fritz Parker Lecture Fund #33975
  • Patient & Family Healing Garden & Campus Beautification Fund (Community) #33980
  • Pediatric Nephrology Support Fund #37555
  • Physician Assistant Educational Enrichment Endowment #69403
  • President’s Scholarships #71250
  • Nicholas B. Rappa Memorial Endowment #71400
  • Ratner Endowed Professorship in Pediatric Surgery #70450
  • Respiratory Therapy Staff Education & Support Fund  #42000
  • Donald J. Roller, Jr. Cancer Patient Assistance Endowment #71675
  • RuariSparkle Pediatric Brain Cancer Research & Comfort Fund #42890
  • She Matters Breast Cancer Outreach & Education Fund #42999
  • Silverman Hall Revitalization Fund  #43001
  • Social Work Fund #43725
  • Stroke Program Fund #44450
  • Suicide and Self-Harm Prevention Endowment
  • Transitional Care Services Fund #45900
  • Transplant Patient Assistance Fund # 45920
  • Underrepresented Student Recruitment Fund #46300
  • Unrestricted Fund #001
  • Upstate Cord Blood Bank Fund #47610
  • Upstate Employee and Student Emergency Fund #47677
  • Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital Southern Tier Region Fund #47683
  • Upstate IMT Diversity Scholarship Fund  #47684
  • Upstate Outpatient Pharmacy Fund #47691
  • Urology Fund, Friends of #47700
  • Violence Education Prevention Outreach Program (VEPOP) Fund #47975 
  • Visions Federal Credit Union Fund for Kids # 48030
  • Vision Research #311
  • Volunteer Enrichment Fund #48060
  • Wellspring Breast Care Center Fund #48780




Questions on directing your contribution to one of our funds can be answered at:  315-464-4416 or

To give to a fund related to medical alumni, call 315-464-4361 for information.